Washington Park

  • 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60637 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Janie M. Collins
  • Park Phone: (773) 256-1248

Located in the Washington Park/Woodlawn neighborhood, Washington Park totals 366.84 acres and features two gymnasiums, a photography lab, dance studio, racquetball court, fitness center,game room, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include a nature area, a Harvest Garden and an arboretum. Outside, the park offers a lagoon, aquatic center, three playgrounds, basketball/ tennis courts, baseball, football, soccer, cricket, and softball fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms. Additionally, Washington Park features the renowed Fountain of Time sculpture by Lorado Taft.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, fitness, Teen Club, Junior Bears Football. On the cultural side, the park offers music and movement and dance. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Washington Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Ashaki Black History Month Celebration and other holiday-themed events.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Washington Baseball

Washington Baseball

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Basketball

Washington Basketball

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Park - Lille's Hot Dogs

Washington Park - Lille's Hot Dogs

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)434-4727

Washington Cricket Slab

Washington Cricket Slab

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Fieldhouse

Washington Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Hours: ,

Washington Fishing Area

Washington Fishing Area

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Fitness Center

Washington Fitness CenterAccessible

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Hours: ,

Notes: M-F, 8-8:45pm; Sa, 9-4:30pm; Su, 9-4:30pm. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Washington Football/Soccer

Washington Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Fountains, Monuments, Sculptures

Washington Fountains, Monuments, Sculptures

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Notes: Fountain of Time Sculpture

DuSable Museum Flower Garden

DuSable Museum Flower Garden

Location Notes: 740 65th Pl.

Notes: DuSable Museum Flower Gardens

Descriptors: Ornamental

Washington Gymnasium

Washington Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Lagoon

Washington Lagoon

Location Notes: 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

Notes: Washington Park Lagoon

Washington Auditorium

Washington Auditorium

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Clubroom

Washington Clubroom

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Playground

Washington PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Washington Rackquetball Court

Washington Rackquetball Court

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Washington Tennis Court

Washington Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Washington Spray Pool

Washington Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 92132InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 14:30From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10am
$25.00
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 92133InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11am
$25.00
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 92134InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2014/09/20 17:00From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$35.00
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 111216InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 19:00From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Washington 92233OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2014/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Washington 92234OpenSports - Basketball30 and upCoed2014/09/18 23:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Basketball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Washington 113229InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Male2014/09/27 14:00From September 27, 2014 to December 20, 2014
Each Saturday from 9am to 11:30am
$10.00
Boot Camp at Washington 92451InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$35.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Washington 92580InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/24 21:00From September 24, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Conditioning at Washington 92626InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2014 to November 27, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$35.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Washington 92691InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 16:30From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 11:30am to Noon
$25.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Washington 111218InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 20:00From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 92727InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:30am
$25.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 92728InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:30am
$25.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 92729InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2014/09/20 17:45From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$35.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 111217InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2014 to December 13, 2014
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$25.00
Golf - Get Golf Ready at Washington 93052InstructionSports - GolfAnyCoed2014/11/06 00:30From November 5, 2014 to December 10, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$99.00
Golf - Get Golf Ready at Washington 93053InstructionSports - GolfAnyCoed2014/11/08 00:30From November 7, 2014 to December 12, 2014
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$99.00
Golf at Washington 93070InstructionSports - Golf18 and upCoed2014/11/10 15:00From November 10, 2014 to December 22, 2014
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$10.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Washington 91852InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2014/09/16 00:15From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$12.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Washington 91853InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2014/09/18 00:15From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$12.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Washington 94090InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 18:45From August 25, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 6pm
$60.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Washington 94146Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/08/25 18:45From August 25, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 6pm
$180.00
Racquetball at Washington 94256InstructionSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2014/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Each Sunday from 9am to 4pm
Each Monday from 8am to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8pm
Each Friday from 8am to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$35.00
Seasonal Sports at Washington 94437InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 20:00From September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Washington 111219InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Sports Conditioning - Teen Fit Box at Washington 94687InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Table Tennis at Washington 94758InstructionSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2014/09/21 17:00From September 21, 2014 to November 30, 2014
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
$20.00
Table Tennis at Washington 94747OpenSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Tae Kwon Do at Washington 111215InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense4 and upCoed2014/11/20 22:30From November 20, 2014 to February 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Thursday, January 1, 2015
$55.00
Yoga at Washington 95573InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Yoga at Washington 95574InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 98753InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 15:30From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10am
$25.00
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 98754InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:30From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11am
$25.00
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 98755InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/01/10 18:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$35.00
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 98756InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/17 20:00From January 17, 2015 to April 4, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$25.00
Basketball - Open at Washington 98876OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
$20.00
Basketball - Open at Washington 98877OpenSports - Basketball30 and upCoed2015/01/09 00:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$20.00
Basketball (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) at Washington 113900InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 50Male2015/01/10 15:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 11:30am
$10.00
Boot Camp at Washington 99133InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$35.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Washington 99267InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$0
Conditioning at Washington 99319InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$35.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Washington 99381InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/01/10 17:30From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to Noon
$25.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Washington 112953InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 21:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 99416InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:30am
$25.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 99417InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:30am
$25.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 99418InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/01/10 18:45From January 10, 2015 to March 28, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$35.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 99419InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/17 20:30From January 17, 2015 to April 4, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$25.00
Golf - Get Golf Ready at Washington 99724InstructionSports - GolfAnyCoed2015/01/08 00:30From January 7, 2015 to February 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$99.00
Golf - Get Golf Ready at Washington 99726InstructionSports - GolfAnyCoed2015/02/12 00:30From February 11, 2015 to March 11, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$99.00
Golf - Get Golf Ready at Washington 99727InstructionSports - GolfAnyCoed2015/02/14 00:30From February 13, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$99.00
Golf - Get Golf Ready at Washington 99725InstructionSports - GolfAnyCoed2015/01/10 00:30From January 9, 2015 to February 6, 2015
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$99.00
Golf at Washington 99737InstructionSports - Golf18 and upCoed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$10.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Washington 114431InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
$12.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Washington 114434InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$12.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Washington 100962InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 19:45From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 6pm
$60.00
Racquetball at Washington 101074InstructionSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2015/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 8pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm
$35.00
Seasonal Sports at Washington 101234InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Washington 101235InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 13, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Table Tennis at Washington 101600InstructionSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:30pm
$20.00
Tae Kwon Do at Washington 101331InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-DefenseAt least 4 but less than 17Coed2015/02/26 22:30From February 26, 2015 to April 30, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$55.00
Teen Fit Box at Washington 113829InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Yoga at Washington 100336InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Yoga at Washington 100337InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/07 23:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$12.00
Yoga/Pilates at Washington 102289InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
Yoga/Pilates at Washington 102290InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/08 00:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00

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Located in the Washington Park/Woodlawn neighborhood, Washington Park totals 366.84 acres and features two gymnasiums, a photography lab, dance studio, racquetball court, fitness center,game room, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include a nature area, a Harvest Garden and an arboretum. Outside, the park offers a lagoon, aquatic center, three playgrounds, basketball/ tennis courts, baseball, football, soccer, cricket, and softball fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms. Additionally, Washington Park features the renowed Fountain of Time sculpture by Lorado Taft.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, fitness, Teen Club, Junior Bears Football. On the cultural side, the park offers music and movement and dance. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Washington Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Ashaki Black History Month Celebration and other holiday-themed events.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.